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This site is created by Jim Laprel; avid runner, comic and blogger. See my schedule below for my latest comedy appearances. Click on my blogs to see my latest thoughts on the New England Patriots and the NFL, as well as other aspects of life.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
                          Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher ( 604-531 B.C. )

New York City Marathon

Nov 4, 2018 at the 22 mile mark 

Doing a set at Strange Brew Tavern Nov 26, 2018



Here is an interview I did with a local newspaper about my running.


My blog: "All Pats Talk". Read the latest on the three time Super Bowl Champions and the rest of the NFL. Get an "outsiders" viewpoint. (click here)



                                                            Comedy Shows


No shows scheduled because of Covid-19. I keep this show as a placeholder

because the schedule was so difficult to format when I first designed this website.


Tues, April 27    Saydie's Restaurant

                          136 Cluff Crossing Rd   Salem, NH  7:30pm

Tues, May 18    Saydie's Resaurant

                                     136 Cluff Crossing Rd  Salem, NH       7:30pm 


  Random Thoughts About Things

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Moving Earth In AK


It was so awful to see the video of the earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. 

There was footage of a television station and courtroom taking a direct hit.

It's amazing to think that things have worked out this good and nobody has died.

11:38 pm est 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Distracted By Dogs


Some drivers are too distracted while they operate a car. I can't believe some of the things people do.

While at a traffic light today, the driver next to me had their small dog on their lap between themselves and the steering wheel.  

This had great potential to become a problem. Some drivers don't care about impacting others. They are a potential menace to everyone. 


5:09 pm est 

Late Night Delays


I'm glad I wasn't driving in Boston tonight. There was an enormous traffic jam going late into the night because of construction.

As a driver, you never know when you might come across it. In many instances, it grinds cars to a halt. It doesn't matter how late it is. 

11:50 pm est 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Don't Complain About The Rain


People waste so much time being frustrated with the weather. There is nothing you can ever do about it. 

There has been a lot of rain around here in November. People complain about it, but it's better than the fires in California.

Why can't people be thankful?

11:31 pm est 

Monday, November 26, 2018

No Way To Train


Traveling by Amtrak is a great way to go as long as there are no problems along the way. It doesn't take much to mess up a trip.  

It happened yesterday on a Boston bound train from Penn Station. Minutes into the trip, the train lost power due to debris in the overhead wires.

All power was lost for almost six hours. It was a crazy scene with no working toilets.

The train finally arrived in Boston, but the passengers will never get those extra six hours back. 

6:49 pm est 

Time For A Slice


It's not easy to get a slice of pizza locally.

There is no guarantee that it will be ready when you walk in. 

Slices can stay on the counter too long and not look good.

What do you do? 

11:40 pm est 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Fried Day


I had some deep fried turkey on Thanksgiving, but didn't notice any difference in the taste.

The texture of the skin was much different from one cooked in the oven. I don't eat skin, so I never tasted it.

From the videos I've seen on social media, it looks like it's an easy thing to mess up if you don't do it right. You can also cause a big fire. 

7:42 pm est 

The Best Days of Autumn 2018


The weather today was so much warmer than yesterday. It's all about the temperature.

It's hard to believe that we have 28 days until the start of winter.

We are in the twilight of autumn, in spite of the snow and cold.

11:43 pm est 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Nov 22


November 22nd will always be known as the date President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

It's a lifetime ago. You would need to be at least 60 to remember that day.


11:48 pm est 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It Might Be Very Cold


It will be interesting to see if the local temperatures on Thanksgiving Day are as bad as predicted.  

This might be the coldest day on record according to the so-called experts. Their predictions have already impacted high school football games and road races. 

This might never happen for another twenty years, but the weather will be a big factor tomorrow. 

11:40 pm est 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hard To Picture


My new Mass ID/License arrived in the mail today. It looks quite sophisticated with all the technology incorporated into it.

No matter what, it seems like you can never get a good picture for your license. It was no exception for me. 

11:19 pm est 

Monday, November 19, 2018

A Time To Run


It's always good to keep runing. I always thought I would be running faster at this point. 

11:59 pm est 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Plowing The Grass


This recent snow came so early. There are still so many leaves out there. 

A sidewalk plow gouged up a huge patch of grass that had been planted about a month ago.

It happens every storm. Sidewalks can be hard to see at times. This one had a curve in it. 



10:24 pm est 

Another Day To Connect


It's another night of wondering why my internet connection is so slow. There is no competition where I live. 

The choices are Comcast or my slow DSL modem through Verizon. I continue with my DSL.

I don't understand why we are at this point with connectivity. It should be so much better.

11:51 pm est 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Five Weeks Until Winter


The first snow of the season certainly caused a lot of chaos and disruption. Amounts varied, but we got about four inches locally.

Some of the roads were not plowed. Sidewalks were pretty bad. There is now ice outside. That is always the first sign of winter, although it doesn't start for another five weeks. 

6:26 pm est 

Snowing In NYC


It was amazing to see 4 inches of snow on New York City streets by 6:30pm. It was so different out there tonight.

The city is very different when it snows. 



11:31 pm est 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Talking About Snow


Should we believe that we might get 1-3 inches of snow tomorrow after 7pm according to the weather experts? 

It really sounds like we will have a lot of precipitation in some form. Any snow at this point would be a nuisance for rush hour traffic.

You can never predict the starting time of any storm. 

11:42 pm est 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon Time


 Amazon finally decided on its next HQ. They had so many cities around America begging them to come to their locale. 

I think they made a great decision to locate them in Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City in Queens.

Amazon played the game of getting the best tax break. They did a great job.

They should have a great impact on New York City. They need to be there.

10:58 pm est 

Monday, November 12, 2018

People Whine Too Much


The wild fires in California continue to rage out of control. This is an annual story that never has a good ending. 

Thousands of homes and other structures have been lost. The destruction is so devastating.

Around here, we might get up to three inches of rain tomorrow. Some people will complain about it on social media.  

The world is full of people who whine too much. A little rain is nothing compared to those fires. 

8:10 pm est 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Cold Day In 2018


It was so cold today at the UMass/BYU game.

The wind was really bad. It made all  the difference for fans trying to watch the game. 

11:48 pm est 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Leaves Not Down


Every year the leaves fall from the trees. It happens at a different rate. Some trees still have them.

It's only a matter of time before a wind storm brings more down.

That might happen tonight. 


11:40 pm est 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

If Dogs Could Talk


Some people try to do too many things with their dog. I don't think it's a good idea for them to run with their owner on hard pavement or to go hiking up mountains. 

A friend on Facebook recently posted pictures of his dog making it to the top of a 4,000 foot mountain in New Hampshire. 

Today, the dog had ACL surgery. How long is their recovery process? 

The dog must have been in pain before it was finally diagnosed. Unfortunately, a dog can never tell you how they feel physically. 

6:20 pm est 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Planned Outage


There was a planned power outage today in my neighborhood from 8am-10am as the electrical system gets upgraded. They gave us a week's notice to plan ahead.

I had to skip my toast for breakfast and have Syrian bread in its place. I didn't want to open my refrigerator too many times after getting milk and juice.

The power came on exactly as scheduled. 

5:00 pm est 

That Connection


I always try to write to this website. Sometimes, it's late at night. 

We always assume that our internet connection will be fine, but that doesn't happen.

It has been very challenging tonight. 

11:54 pm est 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Those Additional Costs


I was in New York City the last four days. It's never cheap for anything, especially hotel rooms.

The price you see is never the final one. Taxes add on another 18%. Then there is the infamous resort fee which can be 15-20%.

There is no way around this. You either pay for it or stay home. 

11:22 pm est 

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